Monday, October 28, 2013

The Everyday Matters Challenge

my shoe

My first entry, the first one on the list, a shoe.  It was easy, I was wearing one.

I didn’t manage to do a daily sketch, my grandson’s Halloween costume had to come first.  More on that later.  For now, the next three I did ….

A well loved object from childhood, one of the miniature pottery cups and saucers from the set that went with my dolls…

my blue cup toy

Next was something Holiday themed.  This time a Santa I made from one of my husband’s discarded patched Pendalton shirts

Santa from Ed's patched shirt

And Draw in public.  After viewing American Landscapes at the Grand Rapids Art Museum we stopped for an appetizer and a glass of wine.  I sketched a fellow sitting at the bar.

Saturday sketch at the bar

And my grandson’s Halloween costume, he wants to be a car so here it is.  The touch of red is from Grandpa’s ski suspenders shortened so they fit his shoulders.car front

Monday, October 21, 2013

do I dare

red hat and bongos

This is a sketch I did a few years back; we were having dinner late and the entertainment had started.  I already do sketch regularly but not always daily. I don’t know how I’m going to do with this but I’d like to give it a shot; a challenge I’ve seen many times -- the Everyday Matters Drawing Challenge.  The challenge is on Danny Gregory’s website.

I did finish all of the exercises in the book I challenged myself to finish so I’m on a roll.  Right now I’m drawing on cards which will be used as my Christmas card; everyday a different piece from my collection of Christmas decorations.  It’s new for me, usually I paint a winter scene and have cards made from that.  This year I decided to do something different but I digress.  Back to the challenge….

There is a list of 300 plus things to choose from; I’ve listed 52 of them figuring between my Christmas card and the list I should be able to get through it by the end of the year. 

The real challenge for me is to post  regularly.  I’d like to be able to post daily but I know myself well enough to know that isn’t likely to happen so I’m saying weekly.  If I manage to do more, it’s a bonus.

Here’s the list….

1 – Draw a shoe
2 – Draw a desk lamp or other lamp
3 – Purses, Wallets or Bags
4 – Draw your mug or cup
5 – Draw your bed
6 – Draw your favorite well-loved object … or a childhood toy
7 – Draw a bottle, jar or tin from the kitchen
8 – Draw your watch or other piece of jewelry
9 – Draw “organized chaos” –messy desk, table stacked with books, etc.
10 – Draw your hand or hands (or someone else's if you like)
11 – Draw your glasses
12 – Draw what you ate for dinner
13 – Draw your telephone (land line, cell, old-fashioned?)
14 – Draw what you see in the morning when you get up
15 – Draw a tree or trees, leaves or branches
16 – Draw a favorite tool
17 – Draw a musical instrument
18 – Draw the view from a window of your house, office, etc.
19 – Draw something you’ve made
20 – Draw something “Dad” – in honor of Fathers Day
21 – Draw something old, antique or vintage
22 – Draw a piece of clothing
23 – Draw your foot
24 – Draw a piece of fruit
25 – Draw a glass (the kind you drink from).
26 – Draw anything you like                                                                 27 – Draw a book or anything else you want.
28 – Draw an appliance.
29 – Draw something architectural.
30 – Draw a chair.
31 – Draw something you collect
32 – Draw something metallic
33 – Draw an eye
34 – Draw a fall leaf
35 – Draw a bicycle or a part of one
36 – Draw out in public
37 – Draw some keys                                                                         38 – Draw something related to Halloween, All Souls Day, All Saints, etc.
39 – Draw something with folds
40 – Draw a landmark of your city
41 – Draw something you are thankful for
42– Draw something china or ceramic
43 – Draw an animal – a pet, a zoo animal, a stuffed one …
44 – Draw your medicine cabinet (the inside of it)
45 – Draw something holiday themed (Hanukah, Christmas)
46 – Draw a challenge from 1-46 that you didn’t try before
47 – Draw something that represents your new year’s goal or resolution
48 – Draw your refrigerator interior (and contents) or exterior
49-- Draw your home’s entryway
50 – Draw your TV and favorite show playing.
51– Draw a mouth and journal about speaking out or holding one’s tongue …
52 – Draw someone or something you love – and journal about it.

Anyone want to join me?